Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Filter +

sri lanka

Zaafar Khan from Myanmar shows his UN High Commissioner for Refugees-issued ID on February 19, 2013, after being arrested on suspicion of trying to sail to Australia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

On World Refugee Day, New Solution Needed for Asia's Uprooted Peoples

Asian governments need to create the conditions that will allow them to host foreign populations — whether political or economic refugees — within their borders. more
A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Vesak Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images) more
Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka." more
"A Day in India" is the video short that condenses the Perennial Plate team's culinary adventures all around India into just under four minutes. (The Perennial Plate)

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series "The Perennial Plate" — and have the viral hit to prove it. more